The fiscal year 2023 proposed hospice payment rule’s provisions on equity and quality are exciting, Edo Banach, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, told McKnight’s Home Care Daily Pulse in a Newsmakers podcast. But the 2.7% proposed Medicare payment increase does not reflect the hit from COVID-19 and inflation, according to Banach, who noted that because of rising costs hospitals and other entities are luring hospice employees away.